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The real ones are made by Fulton Industries Inc., located in Wauseon, Ohio where they have been since 1939.  ISO  9001 and IATF accredited.

http://fultonindoh <DOT> com/

 

 

 

 

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What is the value of the angle head light nowadays when compared with all of these other lights available? I don't understand.

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yakc130 posted:

What is the value of the angle head light nowadays when compared with all of these other lights available? I don't understand.

Well, you're in Ohio, so ... 

It depends on the application.  While they aren't as bright as the new fangled stuff, they do have some advantages.  I use a Pelican 1910 for EDC but I have  at least three MX199/U's and two MagLites.  I keep a rechargeable spotlight by the bed for things that go bump .

Cost to acquire and cost to operate are much lower.

With the colored filters, you can use them to designate, for example, "Turn at the blue light".  Tape it to a street sign or post and you're good to go.  Cut a number or letter in the opaque filter and you can say "Go to letter 'L'".

Performance.  While not as bright as some lights, they are bright enough to read by and do things like PMCS or read a map.  A lot of lights are so bright they render you effectively blind when you look away.  The are easy to operate,  they bungee well and they last a long time on a fresh set of batteries.   They have a nifty bail to hang on a line or snaffle onto a pistol lanyard.   In a pinch, you can use them to mark a LZ or assembly area.  

And if you lose one, you won't cry about it.

I replaced the PR6 bulb with a Maglight LED.  It is brighter and gives a more consistent light.

If you check the Fulton site, you will see a wide selection of flashlights.  Just another tool in your fieldcraft box.

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Trajan Aurelius

 

 

When violence is the local language, be fluent.

 

"He who is not angry, whereas he has cause to be, sins.  For unreasonable patience is the hotbed of many vices, it fosters negligence, and incites not only the wicked but even the good to do wrong."  Saint Thomas Aquinas, "Summa Theologiae/Second Part of the Second Part/Question 158", c. 1274

As with just about anything and everything, there are collectors of the angled GI flashlights.  Some are worth rude money- hundreds upon hundreds of dollars!  I know a guy in Oregon that frequents the military vehicle shows with about 20 different ones, and all he ever looks for at thrift store and yard sales are those things.  (The guy I run around with that has the militaria store here in Caldwell collects M1 Garand clips- and he is up to about 30 different ones with plenty he still doesn't have!)

I was told if you put all of the color filters in at the same time, it becomes infrared, but I have my doubts.  

I picked up some LED bulbs on Amazon for my two angle head flashlights.  Very respectable lights and the run time on a pair of D cell batteries is amazing.  I think something on the order of 10 days with very good light.

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